Church Bulletin


Willkommen zum deutschen Gottesdienst

30. Oktober 2016 – 9:00Uhr morgens

Glaube in Aktion


»Wenn der Herr will, werden wir leben und dies oder das tun«  Jakobus 4:15




Begrüßung & Eröffnung


Gottes Wort

Versammlungslied – GM 347 Was kann es Schönres geben

Bibeltext – Jakobus 4:13-17

Predigt – Leben nach Plan oder Führung?



Bekanntmachungen & Gebet

Kollekte – GM 348 Was mein Herz erfreut

GM 355 Ich brauch dich allezeit




Schlusslied – GM 354 O Gott, mein Gott!




Gottesdienstleitung ~ Willi Wiebe

Botschaft ~ Fernando Hiebert

Versammlungslieder ~ Sally Plett

Klavier ~ Jennifer Hiebert

Hauptordner ~ Edgar Harder

Tontechniker ~ Gerhard Plett






October 30, 2016 – 11:00 a.m.




Call to Worship and Prayer

Congregational Singing

We are singing, for the Lord is our light

Mountain of God

HWB 369 Lord, whose love in humble service



Congregational Life and Prayer




Children's Story

Congregational Song

STJ 54 Longing for light

Scripture Reading:  Genesis 1:1-3; John 1:1-5; 1 John 1:1-7

Sermon ~ “Walking in the Light”




Closing Song

Colossians 3:17 (Let the words...)



Worship Leader ~ Marg Rempel

Sermon ~ John Brubacher

Children's Story ~ Marg Rempel

Song Leaders ~ Val & Ed Peters, Cass Wieler, Shaun Neufeldt, Scott Friesen

Pianist/Offertory/Postlude ~ Karen Peters

Organist/Prelude ~ Margarete Dyck

Sound ~ Mark Hildebrandt

Multimedia ~ Jason Rempel

Head Usher ~ Edgar Harder


This morning we welcome our guest speaker, Dr. John Brubacher, professor at Canadian Mennonite University. His message is part 3 of the “Portable CMU” program at SMC. A potluck lunch will be held with Prof. Brubacher in the kitchenette after the service.



Please pray for:

·         Anna Dueck who is struggling with health issues

·         Peter Dyck who moved to Bethesda Place

Please continue to pray for Gord, Angela, Vanessa & Ryan Dyck. Gord is home again after a brief stay in the hospital.

George & Anna Giesbrecht would like to thank the church for all the prayers, visits, dainties and all the support they received during George’s surgery and recovery time. May God bless you all.

God’s blessing on Frieda Wallman who will celebrate her birthday on Oct. 31.

“Bridgepark Manor would like to express its deep gratitude to Steinbach Mennonite Church for donating to them 50 Mennonite Hymnals. The gift was very timely with the opening of phase 2 and the Hymnals will be used immediately. Thank you again for your generosity.”



Lost & Found items have been put on display in the foyer. Please stop by to see if anything is yours.

It’s time to pack your shoeboxes for Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child! Shoeboxes and instruction pamphlets can be picked up and dropped off at the Welcome Centre. Shoeboxes are due back by Wed. Nov.16.

Gym Comm. Contact: Henry Krahn



Today, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Family Volleyball

Mon. Oct. 31, 6:30 p.m. Handbelles practice in kitchenette
6:45 p.m. Men’s Volleyball

Tues. Nov. 1, 7:00 p.m. Women’s Volleyball

Sat. Nov. 5, 7:45 a.m. Men’s Prayer Breakfast at Uncle Jake’s
Speaker: Abe Wiebe MC: Adolf Bergen
8:30 a.m. Sunbeams Birthday Breakfast at Smitty’s



Nov. 7, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. Handbelles practice in kitchenette

Nov. 8, 7:00 p.m. Vision Council Meeting in MPR

Nov. 9, 7:00 p.m. Promise Keeper’s Understanding Your Identity Workshop at SMC. $20 Early Bird until Nov. 6. Visit or call 1-888-901-9700 to register. See leaflet at Welcome Centre for more info

Nurture Schedule

College & Career – Nov. 1, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Bible Study

Boys Club - Wed. Nov. 2, 7:00 – 8:15 p.m. Gym Night

Girls Club - Wed. Nov. 2, 7:00 – 8:15 p.m. Baking Night

Jr. Youth - Wed. Nov. 2, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Session

Sr. Youth - Thurs. Nov. 3, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Concert at SMC



Oct. 23 - 29, 2016 - Our Giving: $4,458.00



Today is Mennonite Heritage Sunday. Celebrate and remember the faith legacy of our ancestors, many of whom arrived in Canada as refugees in a strange land. May we hold strong to their legacy of faith as living examples for generations to come.



Postcard Project: Thanks to all who participated in this project. We sent 28 postcards to the prime minister's office.

Oct. 30, 2:30 p.m. Opening Celebration for the “Along the Road to Freedom” exhibit at the Manitoba Legislative Building Rotunda. See poster for details.

“Singing in the Grain” a Canadian Foodgrains Bank fundraising concerts will be held at Winkler Emmanuel Mennonite Church on Nov. 4th at 7:00 p.m. and at Springfield Heights Mennonite Church on Nov. 5th at 7:00 p.m.

Nov. 6, 7:00 p.m. Vespers at MHV



Steinbach Mennonite Church is faithfully following Christ in worship and service by making disciples, building community and reaching out to the world.

Welcome Visitors

Thank you for worshipping with us this morning. If you are visiting with us, we welcome you and would like to get to know you. We invite you to introduce yourself to us at the Welcome Centre. Some basic information about our church is available to you there.


MC Canada Bulletin Announcements for Sunday, October 30, 2016:    

·         Videos from the Deep Faith Conference can be found at: Dive in and join the conversation. Deep Faith, a celebration of the life-long, inter-generational process of growing in Anabaptist Christian faith, was hosted by Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, October 6 – 8.


·         All are welcome to the Opening Celebration of “Along the Road to Freedom: Mennonite women of courage and faith” at the Manitoba Legislative Building Rotunda at today at 2:30pm. Paintings by Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery curator, Ray Dirks. Learn more at:


Canadian Mennonite University Events and Opportunities for Church Bulletins


3 Announcements

1.       Prospective students (and their parents) - come to CMU on Friday, November 4 for Campus Visit Day. Learn about CMU’s diverse range of programs; experience a university class; meet and interact with faculty and students - and discover a unique option for post-secondary learning in Manitoba. For more info see                          


2.       “Why Beauty Matters: Radical Amazement, Spirituality, and the Ecological Crisis” will be the focus of CMU’s Face2Face on November 2 at 7:30 PM in the Marpeck Commons, 2299 Grant Ave. Presenters include mathematician Tim Rogalsky, biologist Rachel Krause, and engineer Randy Herrmann. For more information see


3.       Registration is now open for the Canadian School of Peacebuilding, June 12-16 and 19-23, 2017. Go to or e-mail for more information and to apply for your choice of five-day courses on topics such as journalism and peacebuilding, trauma healing, refugee challenges, human rights and indigenous law, transforming the peacebuilder, agroecological peacebuilding, Muslim-Christian dialogue, and gender, violence and peacebuilding.


Additional Announcements – either for inclusion in Bulletin or for a Poster in church foyer (attached)



1.       CMU`s Orchestra in Residence, the Mennonite Community Orchestra, presents its fall concert on Sunday, October 30 at 3:00 PM in the Chapel. The orchestra will perform Elgar’s Enigma Variations, Vaughn Williams’ 5th Symphony, and Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto #2, Second Movement, with CMU 2016 Grad Breanna Heinrichs, pianist. Admission is $15 for Adults, $5 for students, with children 12 and under admitted free. For more information see


2.       Mark your calendar for Christmas at CMU on Saturday, November 26 at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM. This is the perfect way to celebrate the start of Advent with family, friends and neighbours while enjoying music, festive decor, cookies, and hot apple cider. For more information see                     


3.    Canadian Mennonite University invites inquiries and applications for the full-time salaried position of IT Infrastructure Support Technician. Applications should be submitted immediately and will be reviewed upon receipt and accepted until this position is filled. Inquiries should be directed to Dianna Robson, Director of Human Resources at or 204-594-0532.


This week's MCC bulletin announcements:

Go Purple - November is Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Manitoba. Help bring abuse out of the shadows and into the light. Find ideas for how to go purple at 

Peace Sunday resource - MCC invites congregations to join us in observing Peace Sunday on November 6. This year our Peace Sunday packet focuses on the theme of women as peacebuilders. To access this resource visit

"Changing Climate.
Changed Lives." - In communities around the world, climate change is not a prediction about the future—it is disrupting lives today. Join us for MCC Matters 2016, where we'll explore the stories of those who are being affected and how Canadians can make a difference. Keynote: "Last year was better and yesterday I ate more": Four stories of farmers in a warming world - Stephanie McDonald, Canadian Foodgrains Bank. Saturday, November 19 at Canadian Mennonite University. 12:00pm -5:00pm. Register today at or (204) 261-6381.

Exhibit Opening — Along the Road Freedom  - Join us for the opening of the new Mennonite Heritage Centre exhibit of Ray Dirks paintings on October 30 at 2:30 pm at the Manitoba Legislative Building Rotunda. Along the Road to Freedom tells the stories of Mennonite women who led their families out of persecution to lives of freedom and peace in the aftermath of the Russian Revolution. An opening program will be followed by exhibition viewing in the Keystone Centre within the Manitoba Legislative Building.

“Steinbach Mennonite Church is faithfully following Christ in worship and service by making disciples, building community and reaching out to the world.”

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